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Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of textures… More »

The music gods were really kind this week. We had maybe a dozen legit songs in contention for this week’s 5 Best, and and when we finally narrowed it down five, we could barely even find a way to rank them, because any of them would have been a worthy choice for No. 1. Heck,… More »

For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I’d limit this week’s list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the only Christmas-themed videos I saw all week were the Killers clip below and this ridiculous Dropkick Murphys thing. It’s just as well, really, since some truly captivating videos did eventually… More »

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M83 – “Black Hole”

While Anthony Gonzalez's compositions always had a filmic quality to them, 2008's Saturdays = Youth went a step further, at times sounding like a straight up…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2010 - 2:47 pm

M83 Get Emotional For Palm Pre

Digging into M83's past, the new webOS Palm Pre smartphone ad gets its soundtrack from a section of Before The Dawn Heals Us closer "Lower…
brandon | June 25, 2009 - 10:52 am
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M83 Remixes White Lies

Once you strip White Lies' "Nothing To Give" to its core components, there's no question the band picked the best possible artist to remix it.
Amrit Singh | June 8, 2009 - 4:01 pm
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New M83 Video – “We Own The Sky”

Call it fansourcing, call it laziness, but the "make our music video!" press releases that flood Stereogum's inbox make me yearn for the days of…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2009 - 11:25 am
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New M83 – “Je Vous Hais Petites Filles” & “Graveyard Girl (ParkerLab’s Dusted Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

With Saturdays=Youth, Anthony Gonzalez melded his shoegazey synths and electronics to John Hughes era, Pretty In Pink-tinted nostalgia to sweeping effect and face time with…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2009 - 6:24 pm
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M83 With The Los Angeles Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles 3/7/09

One-off concerts pairing indie acts with orchestras are still all the rage. We recently caught Beirut and Clogs/Bell Orchestre & Friends and Grizzly Bear in…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2009 - 1:19 pm
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M83 Take “Kim & Jessie” To Conan

As well as a bunch of equipment. Amid the noise separators, headphones, and etc., M83's live incarnation's clunkier/more Musician looking than your average Sixteen Candles
brandon | January 28, 2009 - 2:03 pm
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The Killers Visit Kimmel, Tour With M83

The last time the Killers did Kimmel they explained their band name ("to relax before a show we like to kill someone"). This time they…
Amrit Singh | November 25, 2008 - 1:42 pm
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New M83 Video – “Kim & Jessie”

True to John Hughes-inspired form, this latest video -- for the OMD-y "Kim & Jessie" from Anthony Gonzales's awesome '80s homage Saturdays = Youth --…
Amrit Singh | July 29, 2008 - 2:56 pm
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The ‘Gum Drop XLVI: Hear New M83, Win A Def Jux Shopping Spree

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, toned his sounds down on fifth album Saturdays = Youth, but the emotions remain teenage, achy, and perfectly romantic. Following "Coleurs"
brandon | July 16, 2008 - 11:38 am
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M83 – “Kim & Jessie” (Montag remix)

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, toned his sounds down on fifth album Saturdays = Youth, but the emotions remain teenage, achy, and perfectly romantic. Gonzalez is…
brandon | July 15, 2008 - 11:34 am

New Midnight Juggernauts – “Shadows (M83 Remix)”

M83's Saturdays=Youth is a big hit, everybody. Congratulations. You know we love it, the P4kers seem to enjoy it, etc. Best part: Anthony's just 26…
Amrit Singh | April 15, 2008 - 5:48 pm
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New M83 Video – “Graveyard Girl”

We really like Saturday = Youth. Like M83's past work it's really New Romantic, but the structures are less colossal. As we mentioned while discussing…
brandon | April 7, 2008 - 1:51 pm
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New M83 – “Couleurs”

Anthony Gonzales, aka M83, like his sounds big. Good thing: We dig M83 the most when Gonzales is jetting through space-y epics that feel like…
Stereogum | December 20, 2007 - 3:09 pm
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